Czesc Year 5!
Welcome to our last week of learning in Year 5! I have one more week of exciting learning for you. The summer holidays are not far away now and you will have plenty of rest from school work until September but until then try your hardest and keep up those amazing growth mindsets for one more week :)
Please keep sending me your favourite work or your letters to the year 6 team at:
Our Learning Today
Lo: to plan an alternative narrative
Today I would like you to plan your second section. This section is about your character's present. Remember that this is your chance to be really creative and imaginative. Plan out your ideas to these questions. Think about Baboon for inspiration but change the story for your new character.
What planet is your character on?
What are their daily routines?
What job does your character have on the planets?
How does your character feel?
Lo: to recognise square numbers
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
839,593 + 173,690
826 x 157
8721 ÷ 55
For our final maths topic of the year we will be looking at square and cube numbers. Today we are going to focus on square numbers.
So what is a square number? A square number is a number that has been multiplied by itself. The symbol we use for showing squared is this little ². When we see this symbol we say 'squared'.
Let's have a look at an example:
What is 2²?
2 squared means that we need to multiply 2 by itself.
2 x 2 = 4
So 2² = 4
Let's try another one:
What is 5²?
5 squared means that we need to multiply 5 by itself.
5 x 5 = 25
So 5²= 25
Ok it's your turn now. Here is a table of squared numbers. Can you draw this table up in your book and fill in the missing spaces.
Here are you challenges for today.
Lo: to understand night and day
For our last science lesson of this topic we will be looking at day and night and what causes this to happen. We know that the Earth is a planet in the Solar System and it is sphere. It rotates once around the sun every 365 days. This is our Earth year.
While it rotates the sun's orbit, it also rotates on its own axis. This means that is spins in a circle while it travels around the sun. It takes the Earth 24 hours to spin around once. This an Earth day.
During that 24 hours, the Earth always has one side facing the sun and one side facing away from the sun. Whichever part is facing the sun, it is day time. Whichever part is facing away from the sun, it is night time. As the Earth spins around, we see the sun move across the sky and then disappear as it becomes night. The sun is not actually moving. It is the Earth that is moving as it spins around on it's axis.
Follow this link for some more details about day and night.
Watch these two videos to understand this information visually.
In your books, can you draw an image of the Earth and the Sun. This image needs to show that one side is facing the sun and one side is not. Can you annotate your image with the information you have learnt about day and night. Look at my example below:
Have a great day. Theo :)